He is quite good at the sideways, but it used to require enough concentration that his feet slowed down. Now he is stronger and it isn't as taxing and he knows the game he can zip sideways and it isn't as effective at slowing his feet down anymore. So trainer has started having us working on haunches in and out. I am not bending him enough that it is true, but it is more the thought and feeling and balance we are going for.
So far it is working quite well. Obviously my hip problems tie back into this. Since I tend to drop my right hip I am always pushing his haunches to the left. Which works great for haunches out while tracking right and haunches in tracking to the left, but the opposites are a struggle. The great thing about Stinker is he is so sensitive. Any little movement from me results in a change from him. For better or worse he immediately shows what I am doing.
His hips used to trail right all the time
When I get it right it is super easy, when I am struggling he giraffes and wonders what the fuck is happening up there. Luckily he is a game little horse and keeps on trying while I fumble around. When we get it right a little praise goes along way and we keep getting it quicker.